[Bug 321476] [NEW] firefox fails to handle/play ASX windows media files

Duncan Lithgow duncan.lithgow at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 14:53:36 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Ubuntu 9.04
Firefox 3.0.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu1
Movie player, totem 2.25.3-0ubuntu2

What happens
* Link number four at http://www.radionz.co.nz/search?mode=results&queries_all_query=stallman redirects to http://www.radionz.co.nz/__data/assets/audio_item/0008/1699424/sat-20080809-0845-Richard_Stallman_Freedom-m048.asx which should play an interview with Richard Stallman
* A page opens with a media icon and nothing happens. The right click context menu includes "Totem Browser Plugin 2.25.3 - Browser Plugin using GStreamer 0.10.22"
* 'Open with "Movie player" ' complains "An error occurred /r Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file."

What should happen:
* If Ubuntu can play the supplied file, then it should 'just work'.
* If Ubuntu can't play the supplied file it should explain why.

Guesses at possible causes:
* Permission issues? unlikely.
* Missing codecs. Possible, the automatic installer might be broken.

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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